Full casting has been announced for Gregory Doran’s new production of the rarely-performed The Witch of Edmonton, a Jacobean domestic tragedy by Dekker, Ford and Rowley.
Eileen Atkins, as has already been announced, returns to the RSC in the title role of Elizabeth Sawyer.
The Witch of Edmonton opens for previews on October 23 and will play in repertoire in the RSC’s Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, with an extended run of the thrilling The White Devil until the November 29.
In the village of Edmonton, Elizabeth Sawyer is derided by her neighbours who accuse her of being a witch.
Selling her soul to the devil she seeks revenge on all who have wronged her.
Eileen Atkins last appeared at the RSC in 1997 with Michael Gambon in The Unexpected Man by Yasmina Reza.
Her credits include Cranford, for which she won a BAFTA and Emmy, as well as Gosford Park.
Her latest stage appearance was in Ellen Terry with Eileen Atkins at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in London.
Eileen is joined by: Joseph Arkley, Joe Bannister, Ian Bonar, Elspeth Brodie, Faye Castelow, Liz Crowther, Oliver Dench, Geoffrey Freshwater, Shvorne Marks, Christopher Middleton, Michael Moreland, Ian Redford, David Rintoul, Jay Simpson, Timothy Speyer, and Dafydd Llyr Thomas.